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Looking to get outside this weekend? Farmingdale State College's Ornamental Horticulture Department has your back, as it's holding its third Educational Field Day and Open House Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The teaching gardens on the campus, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., will be open all day. There will be plant sales (and a raffle), plus lectures, workshops, garden tours...Read more »
East Meadow Farm, the new digs of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, will be hosting its first Fall Farm Festival on October 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
While you're at the farm, at 832 Merrick Ave., be sure to stroll the butterfly, herb, rose and vegetable display gardens -- both for the sheer joy of it and also to get inspiration for your own garden. There...Read more »
It's fall, and that means Halloween is on the way, and that means places all around Long Island will be either celebrating or decorating or exhibiting. The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns event at Old Westbury Gardens falls into all three categories.
Some of the most talented sculptors and artists in the area will be individually crafting Jack O’Lanterns and OWG will display thousands of the illuminated...Read more »
The 58th annual Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show is coming to Hicks Nurseries in Old Westbury.
Society members will be competing for blue ribbon prizes, and an array of chrysanthemums -- including bonsai chrysanthemums and others with flowers measuring 11 inches across -- will be on display for visitors to see.
The mums will be on view on Saturday, Oct. 20 from...Read more »
If you're eager to get out into the fresh air, Old Westbury Gardens is providing the perfect backdrop this month. You can:
Take the kids to the Gardens' "Spring Sprouts Stoll" April 14 at noon for an invigorating walk through the grounds. Help them discover wildflowers, early spring blooms and still-bare branches.
Then, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 21-22, bring...Read more »
The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program has been letting the curious into beautiful private gardens around the country since 1995, and Suffolk's days are coming up next month.
Here's how it works: Different dates throughout the season are designated "open days" in different regions around the United States. When the program comes to town, visitors pay a $5 admission fee...Read more »
Sure, we should be thinking about planting and recycling this week, and we are. But we can kick it new-school, too, and go green in a high-tech way. Here are a few apps that will help you save money and the environment.
Going too fast? Turning on a dime? Braking too hard? All these things can severely impact your gas mileage, according to the AAA. But if those are your driving habits, chances...Read more »
Friday is Earth Day, and because we do everything in big style around here, today kicks off Earth Week, five days of events and festivities to celebrate the planet on which we live and to consciously think about how we treat it.
We've been doing this Earth Day thing for 41 years now, ever since Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, proposed a nationwide environmental protest ...Read more »
So I received two boxes of fat-free Triscuit crackers in the mail yesterday, and inside each was a piece of cardboard impregnated with dill seeds. What's this about? The cracker maker has declared today to be Home Farming Day.
Teaming up with the nonprofit organization Urban Farming, Triscuit people are at select sites around the country -- and in Manhattan's Madison Square Park -- until...Read more »
The Long Island Small Farm Summit, which brings local agriculture experts together for a day of workshops and discussions geared toward backyard gardeners and local farmers, will be held at SUNY Old Westbury from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
There will be sessions on starting an organic vegetable garden, raising chickens, beekeeping and community-supported food programs.
Admission...Read more »